Who We Are A State-Federal Cooperative Program

  • Vision

    To be the principal source of fisheries-dependent information on the Atlantic coast through cooperation of all program partners

  • Mission

    Produce dependable and timely marine fishery statistics for Atlantic coast fisheries that are collected, processed and disseminated according to common standards agreed upon by all program partners.

  • Values

    Accurate data are required for good fisheries management decisions

    Coordination and collaboration among the program partners are essential for success

    The Program must be responsive to the changing needs for fisheries data

    Processes must be open and transparent but confidential data must be protected

    Data shall be accessible and easy to use.Responsibilities should be matched with available resources

Privacy and Cyber-Security 

The Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) is committed to the privacy of visitors to our website.  We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.  The purpose of ACCSP is to collect and disseminate commercial and recreational fisheries data.  The collection and sharing of this information by ACCSP is authorized under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1852 et. seq.) and the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975.


Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on ACCSP computing resources are strictly prohibited and can be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act, or other laws.